Stephen Kempa is an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Global Insurance Department in Philadelphia. He focuses his practice on both first-party and third-party liability coverage. Stephen also has experience assisting clients on a wide-range of commercial litigation matters.
Stephen graduated with his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and received his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in history and political science from Rutgers. While at UVA Law, Stephen was a member of the Virginia Law & Business Review and received a Pro Bono Certificate of Recognition for Pro Bono Service Hours.
- Won summary judgment on behalf of an insurance company client in a case in which an aluminum products manufacturer sought coverage for defense of an underlying lawsuit and subsequent settlement over its sale of tens of millions of faulty extrusions. In granting summary judgment, the court found that the lawsuit did not constitute an “occurrence” under any of the policies at issue.
- Secured a jury verdict of almost $1 million on behalf of our insurance company client, which was sued for breach of contract and bad faith by a homeowner whose 11,000 sq. ft. home burned to the ground. After an investigation revealed that the plaintiff was involved in setting the home ablaze, the client denied her claim for violation of the policy’s concealment or fraud condition and application of the intentional acts exclusion. The plaintiff sought damages of $11.2 million, and the client counterclaimed to recover its investigation costs and advance payments made to the plaintiff. After six days of testimony and argument, the jury found in the client’s favor after only three hours of deliberation.
- University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2014
- Rutgers College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2010
BAR ADMISSIONS : Pennsylvania; New Jersey
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